Marvel Premiere #16


Danny completes his training in K'un-Lun and acquires the power of the Iron Fist but rather than partake of immortality, he decides to return to his own world and seek vengeance against his parents' killer, Harold Meachum; On arriving in New York, Danny faces assassins who are trying to collect a ten thousand dollar bounty against him.

Printed: Jul 1974
Writers: Roy Thomas and Len Wein
Art: Larry Hama, Dick Giordano, and Klaus Janson
Cover: Gil Kane and Dick Giordano

- 2nd appearance and origin of Iron Fist
- 1st appearance of Shou-Lao the Undying, a dragon from whom the Iron Fists challenge to obtain their powers
- 1st appearance of the Lei Kung the Thunderer, trainer of Iron Fists
- 1st appearance of Scythe, a mercenary
- 1st appearance of Fu-Hsi, the Serpent King